U.S. Out of State Total Cost Ranking

The Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Total Cost for 2021

Cheapest Colleges in America by Out of State Total Cost

If you're looking for an affordable university these are the least expensive out of state colleges to consider. Additionally, if you are a foreign citizen and cannot qualify for in-state tuition, these are the cheapest universities in America for international students.

Affordable doesn't simply mean finding a school with a low published out of state total cost. It's important to research the typical financial aid package offered by a school, the average net price actually paid and most importantly the quality of education you receive for your tuition dollar. Sometimes a school which appears cheap based on list price can be a poor relative value if it can't award competitive financial aid or doesn't offer a quality education. The list below is a ranking on published out of state total cost with no consideration of actual average price paid or academic quality of the school. Please see the CollegeCalc best value colleges in America list for a ranking which considers school quality and average net price.

Total cost may factor in an estimated off-campus living expense if a school doens't provide housing. This estimate may vary widely by college. To view a rank by academic fees alone please see our America tuition ranking.

The most affordable four year colleges in America are listed by one year's out of state total cost list price for the 2018/2019 school year. Total cost includes tuition, room and board or estimated off campus living expenses, books and supplies and other fees.

What is the cheapest college in America? Leading the colleges list is Dine College in Tsaile with an out of state total cost of $7,750.

Academic Rating is a CollegeCalc rating of a college's overall academics and effectiveness. The score ranges from zero to one hundred, with fifty being the median for all eligible colleges. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average price paid by students. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our rating methodology.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2019/2020 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2019/2020 academic year.

America's Cheapest Colleges by Out of State Total Cost
College Out of State Total Cost Rating Value
#1 Dine College

Arizona, Public

$7,750 NA NA
#2 Western International University

Arizona, Private

$8,160 NA NA
#3 Northcentral University

Arizona, Private

$8,808 NA NA
#4 University of Western States

Oregon, Private

$8,935 NA NA
#5 Brigham Young University Idaho

Idaho, Private

$8,976 37 62
#6 Turtle Mountain Community College

North Dakota, Private

$9,024 NA NA
#7 Selma University

Alabama, Private

$9,380 NA NA
#8 University of Phoenix Northwest Indiana Campus

Indiana, Private

$9,859 NA NA
#9 Michigan Jewish Institute

Michigan, Private

$9,911 NA NA
#10 Kol Yaakov Torah Center

New York, Private

$10,700 NA NA
#11 Colorado Technical University Kansas City

Missouri, Private

$10,700 NA NA
#12 Talmudical Institute of Upstate New York

New York, Private

$10,750 NA NA
#13 Sitting Bull College

North Dakota, Public

$10,756 NA NA
#14 Northwest Indian College

Washington, Public

$10,822 NA NA
#15 Bais Medrash Toras Chesed

New Jersey, Private

$11,000 NA NA
#16 Oglala Lakota College

South Dakota, Public

$11,084 NA NA
#17 Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitz

New York, Private

$11,400 NA NA
#18 Allegheny Wesleyan College

Ohio, Private

$11,400 NA NA
#19 Bais Medrash Elyon

New York, Private

$11,600 NA NA
#20 Southeastern Baptist College

Mississippi, Private

$11,725 NA NA